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Best Independent Film Websites

Best Independent Film Websites

Independent Filmmaker Resources

These are FilmProposals top picks for the best Film Websites to help you find Independent Movie Investors, Film Financing Companies, Independent Film Funding, Film Attorneys and more.

Business Plan Resources

The Writer's Store
The best selection of all books, software, seminars and tools for Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Scripts, Movie Making & Filmmaking.

The Numbers
The world’s preeminent provider of film and television data and information.

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Film Lawyers and Attorneys

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Educates individual artists, arts professionals within arts and cultural institutions, attorneys, students and the general public about legal and business issues that affect artistic and creative endeavors.

The Film Law
Specializes in the area of indie film development, production, distribution and finance.

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Independent Film Funding and Film Making

Desktop Documentaries
A great resource for newbies, this site is geared primarily toward inspiring and helping first-time documentary filmmakers - everything from generating documentary ideas to getting the film distributed.

Filmmaking Stuff
Sign up for the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter and instantly download a free Film Making Action Guide and mini filmmaking course.

FilmSpecific
Founded by former Foreign Sales Agent, Stacey Parks, FilmSpecific has a comprehensive site with training, tools, and resources designed to get your completed independent film distributed or new film project off the ground. Some of the site is membership only, but there are a lot of free resources.

Film Industry Network
Site dedicated to help media professionals connect with each other from around the world.

Wikipedia: Film Financing
Free resource discussing a variety of financing options.

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Other Recommended Film Websites and Resources

Margaret Herrick Library – Oscars
In Los Angeles, The Margaret Herrick Library, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, contains one of the world's most extensive and comprehensive research collections on motion pictures, The library holds more than 32,000 books; 2,400 periodical titles; 80,000 screenplays; 300,000 clipping files; 35,000 posters; pressbooks, sheet music and scores, and so much more! More: www.oscars.org/library

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